I LOVE reading…. it has got to be my biggest passion. When we discovered we were having a boy (when he came out on Christmas Day!) I had resigned myself to the fact that he might be less likely to have the same passion. Someone had told me that boys are not as into books as girls and that they don’t sleep as well.
The sleeping is still up for discussion, but as far as I can see, Baby A LOVES books too!
We started reading him old fairytales when he was tiny and feeding, then moved onto a cloth book called Big Rex. His eyes lit up everytime he saw it, even if he wasn’t coordinated enough to turn the pages.
We moved onto a book called Chick Cheep Cheep, which features a chick going on an adventure with various animals in the jungle. We do the voices for each animal, including a parrot squawking and Baby A gets very excited indeed! He can turn the pages and likes to shut the book at which point I say “The End”.
The most recent additions to his library include Beatrix Potter’s full collection – which was a lovely gift from a friend and he also has some sound books – The Wheels on the Bus and Humpty Dumpty.
I really hope I can cultivate a love of books for him; they were just an amazing hobby for me as a child and have ensured that my love has continued into adulthood.
What do you read together as a family? Do you read more with your babies than you did as a child yourself?